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Oman Tribune

Published Date: Sep 4, 2013

Islamabad keen to work on energy projects with Kabul: Aziz

Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on
National Security and Foreign Affairs, assured the international
community on Wednesday of Pakistan’s sincere desire to work with
Afghanistan.

While addressing a seminar organised by the East West Institute “Afghanistan Reconnected: Linking energy suppliers to consumers in
Asia”, the adviser insisted that a peaceful, stable and prosperous
Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s vital national interest.

He added that the two neighbouring countries are committed to working
together on various energy and connectivity projects, to strengthen
trade ties under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement
(APTTA).

In support of his statement, the Foreign Affairs Adviser said that
Pakistan had been invited by Afghanistan to jointly invest in the Kunar
Hydro Power project, which will produce 1500 megawatts of electricity to
be shared between the two countries. He added that the design and
feasibility of the project had been finalised.

He also said that the two countries would pursue the finalisation of the
170km Torkham-Jalalabad rail with World Bank, which will connect
Peshawar with Jalalabad. Aziz added that they were also working on the
11.5km Chaman-Spinbolduk rail, which will ultimately connect Chaman with
Kandahar province.

“Our region is blessed with immense potentials in terms of natural
resources, which if tapped efficiently can yield benefits to the entire
region and Afghanistan occupies an important position in the region,
straddling Central, West and South Asia,” he declared. He added that its
ideal location allows it to connect to energy suppliers and users in
its immediate neighborhood and beyond.